Parties: We like them! Invite us to yours!
The luxury condo conversion at 374 Broome Street, christened Brewster Carriage House, has gotten a fair amount of flak in these here pages for its, let's say "optimistic," pricing. The recent Development du Jour is a retrofit of an 1856 brick carriage factory with nine units ranging from $2.85 to $8 million. Last night, we hit up the brokerage preview party to see what all the fuss is about.
Event: Broker preview of two fourth-floor model units at Brewster Carriage House, plus both penthouses, still under construction.
In the House: Brokers and what we're told are potential clients, a mix of fashion-y Soho types and tall, buff men (case in point: Elliman broker Fredrik Eklund).
Dress code: Leather leggings and towering booties for the ladies, sharply-tailored slim suits for men.
Menu: Charcuterie, fancy cheese, and tiny vegetables.
Highlights: Talking to developer Ross Morgan, who grew up in a family of masons (aw!) and took a personal interest in the structural reinforcements added to the landmarked building.
Lowlights: Being the shortest person in the room.
The Skinny: Think the aesthetic and white-glove cachet of 211 Elizabeth, but with real historical pedigree thrown in for good measure. The mix of materials (unfinished wood, wide-planked flooring, slate) is luxe, and it's always a relief to see developers take care to hide those effing radiators. The layouts are roomy, though lacking a high bedroom count, and the units are relatively quiet even with huge French doors opening onto busy Broome Street below. Overall, nice! Though we're guessing those initial asking prices will be reduced before too long.
· Brewster Carriage House coverage [Curbed]
· Official site: Brewster Carriage House [thebrewstercarriagehouse.com]